Kirsten Powers Pimps For Hillary Against Rand Paul

Kirsten Powers’ portrayal of Monica Lewinsky as an empowered feminist in the workplace is just sad, and gross, and angering. But she needs to do it because Rand Paul has been fearless in publicly questioning the Democrat support for Hillary Clinton. How can someone who stood by Bill “sexual harassment in the workplace” Clinton be a feminist icon?

If Powers was ready to get rid of all sexual harassment laws, I would find her argument more compelling. But as it stands, even at the ripe old age of 22 to 24, Monica was the minor to the President’s power. And the role-reversal is just false:

Either way, younger people sign up to go to war. It’s hard to imagine Paul portraying a man Lewinsky’s age as the abused victim of an affair in which he eagerly participated.

Seriously? A forty-six-year-old female leader of the free world against a 22-year-old male intern. That would be fine? He couldn’t be victimized?

The point is not that Monica is without blame. She’s not. But that doesn’t make her affair with the President an ethical and feminist relationship. Clinton knew what he would do to her and her reputation if she ever talked. He knew better than she did what it could do to her life. He didn’t care. And when she talked, as anyone who knew her would know was going to happen, he did his best to crush her. Hillary was right there with him.

Since Bill Clinton has not yet been prosecuted and convicted of the sexual crimes of which he has been accused, Powers can wave it all away. But the evidence against him is far more compelling than the story used to attack Clarence Thomas. Powers can’t bring herself to remember troopergate.

And yet these people pretend to be the unquestioned arbiters of fairness for females.

Powers’ final blow just reaches further. She implies that Hillary Clinton, rather than being a user of her husband, is his victim. So I guess the only reason she stays married to the man is out of some kind of fear or dependency. She’s stuck in an abusive relationship. Right.

Frankly, it isn’t only Rand Paul who thinks Bill Clinton is worth remembering. That great feminist Beyonce (?!) has a new song out that reminds us of the President’s behavior.

Driver roll up the partition please/ I don’t need you seeing Yonce on her knees … 
Oh he so horny, yeah he want to f— 
He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse 
He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown 

Take all of me
I just wanna be the girl you like, girl you like
The kind of girl you like, girl you like
Take all of me
I just wanna be the girl you like, girl you like
The kinda girl you like
Is right here with me.

I have no idea why Beyonce wanted to sing such a demeaning song, but she got Monica Lewinsky’s emotional need exactly right. Her messed up mentality was that she wanted to be the girl Bill liked. And she was. And he did.

And Hillary stood by, aiming for a future of slandering Republicans for conducting “a war on women.”

Peel back Powers verbiage and what is she saying? That Hillary’s marriage to Bill Clinton in no way impugns her character as a feminist and as an arbiter on how women should be treated. That she has every right to pontificate about “a war on women.” No matter how many factual errors Powers can find in Rand Paul’s extemporaneous speaking, her position is insane and perverse.

Hillary should have no standing as a feminist hero. She’s never acted like one. She achieved power by being a skilled Assistant Male Chauvinist Pig-Dog.